Arqiva has announced the launch of global news and entertainment channel ARISE NEWS in standard definition on Freeview, using the more advanced Digital Video Broadcasting technology MPEG4 DVB-T2.
ARISE News will be available to those Freeview viewers who are within the broadcast coverage of Arqiva’s new HD multiplex – around 72 per cent of the UK population – provided they are watching a Freeview HD compatible iDTV or Freeview HD set top box. The ARISE News service should also be available to YouView, BT Vision and TalkTalk TV homes within this coverage area. Viewers can find out if they are able to receive the new channel by using the coverage checker on the Digital UK website.
ARISE News delivers real time international news and entertainment to global audiences, 24 hours a day, seven days a week, on cable, satellite, mobile devices and on the internet while celebrating diverse communities and cultures across all continents, including all that is African and Afropolitan.
Mike Finchen, Director, Digital Terrestrial Television at Arqiva said: “We are delighted to welcome ARISE News to the Freeview platform. Most Freeview HD homes will be able to enjoy the rich cultural and educational content available on the channel. We at Arqiva are committed to broadcasting a variety of content to offer viewers great channel and programme choices.”